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in the after math of sandy. the latest on recovery efforts as new york's mayor bows to pressure. >>> long lines didn't stop them. a look at the record number of voters who turned out for early voting. 11 news saturday morning starts right now. welcome to 11 news saturday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> i'm jennifer franciotti. first a check outside with john. kind of nice out there this morning. >> there's a little chill in the air. our temperatures have not bounced back. we're still on the outer edges of what's left of sandy. lot of clouds the past few days and the temperatures have been held down because of the circulation. >> felt like winter yesterday. >> right, absolutely. that hasn't really changed all that much. in fact, there's still precipitation. we had a couple sprinkles yesterday, but up in the mountains in pennsylvania and in upstate new york, or western new york really, i guess everything outside of new york city is upstate in new york. anyway, they've got some snow. and, again, this is all involving the circulation over what's left of sandy, which is in eastern canada right now wa
're going to go out to help the victims of hurricane sandy. we loaded up some food from virgil's. and you're going to be out delivering it all morning. >> we're on our way. we'll see you on the way in the next half hour. >> there's the food right now. sam's getting on the road right now. >>> when we come back, matthew mcconaughey speaks out for the first time about his astonishing weight loss for his latest role. how he lost almost a quarter of his body weight. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts. get the facts at earnedasay.org. let's keep medicare... and social security strong for generations to come. she doesn't even though our really get us. and she'll never know who we are, or what... no way, madden girls?? nike! who's your mommy now? famous brands. famously easy. famous footwear. victory is yours. it's healthier, and the only one cli
to new time filers due to the effects of super storm sandy. >> the census bureau reported three tens of a drop last month. car dealers furniture electronics and hardware stores all saw a drop in business. subside we saw sales at grocery stores and gas stations out in the month of october. that is partly because of super storm sandy. >> three popular companies have been fined $20,000 apiece for not having the proper permits. would it included citations for not having enough service insurance. state regulators compared these companies to taxi services. even though people say they're simply helping people of cars can act in that neighborhood. they should in some money. lugar is also the target of a class action lawsuits from taxi drivers that say this service is taking away fares from law abiding licensed certified cabbies. from this is like a unregulated competition. >> it is 7:12 a.m. and we have to take a quick break. we come back we will talk to erika will break down the forecast for us. these are pictures from i believe capitol hill and we'll talk about the briefing of the attack o
them after hurricane sandy. he toured storm-ravaged coasts today including the boardwalk. sandy killed more than 100 people in 10 states but hit new jersey and new york the hardest. >>> all right, as sure as christmas trees will appear on halloween, shoppers will line up days ahead of black friday. they are already camping out at a best buy, john? >> that is right. four days and an hour until the black thursday or friday sales. they are determined to be first in line. a line that will stretch around the parking lot. why? >> not just because of the bargains. >> for black friday. i mean it is something my daughter and i have been doing since she was three months old. she never had thanksgiving dinner at home. we have it out here. every thanksgiving in a line in front of a best buy? [ laughter ] >> yes. [ laughter ] >> anyone suggest it might be child abuse? >> i did think someone was going to call cps on me at one time. >> what do you eat out here? fast good? >> during the day, yes, but on thanksgiving my family members bring out the turkey and the dressing and things like that. >> it ca
go over the fiscal cliff there is no stopping the damage. >>> superstorm sandy is still having an impact. this time on thanksgiving travelers. >>> we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> seeing the rockets back and forth as this conflict has been escalating. this is a new level of violence. >> in tel aviv a bomb rips through a city bus. >> comes after a week of attacks between the israeli defense forces and palestinians in gaza. >> efforts to end the fighting between israel and hamas so far have come up short. >> the rocket attacks on israeli towns must end. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton met with palestinian leaders this morning as talks continue to end the blood shed. >> at this stage nobody really knows. >>> millions of americans head out to their thanksgiving destinations. >> it is game on for more than 43 million americans hitting the roads. >> more than 3 million of us are expected to fly to our destinations this holiday. >> it's going to be so jammed up, listen to this, tsa agents say passengers are be
in new york city in about an hour and a half to tour the devastation left by hurricane sandy. then tomorrow he sits down with congressional leaders from both sides to discuss ways to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. charlie and norah? >> nancy cordes, thank you. cbs political director john dick erson is here with me. >> it's good to be in washington. >> you've reversed roles here. you're here and norah is in new york. mindful of second-term presidents who overreach. there was a part of it that was restrained yesterday. the part that wasn't was when he took a whack at senators mccain and graham. that stood out in part in contrast to the other reserved approach he took to taxes, even saying he was being self reflective about dealing with congress, on the one hand, being self reflective about dealing with congress on the other hand he was so strong with mccain and graham. mccain and graham are taking a political shot at the president by picking on susan rice. if they want to pick on anyone, they should pick on him or the intelligence chiefs who gave her the intelligence that s
>>> good morning. >>> good morning. the sequel, a strong storm hits the sandy-ravaged northeast with 40-mile-an-hour winds and heavy wet snow. in some places, up to a foot of it. but in the midst of it all, a bright moment for one storm victim.victim. >> we are cold.e cold. oh, my goodness.dness. >>> honeymoon over.n over. the day after the president is re-elected, wall street has its worst day of the year while r w republicans are trying to figure out how they let it slip away. . >>> and you go, girl., girl. the 9-year-old phenom with m wi unbelievable moves on the n the football field.ll field. why she has all the boys chasing after her today, november 8th, 2012.3 c1 >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning.morning. i'm savannah gurthrie.urthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer.lauer. i love this interview that stephanie gosk was doing with w that woman.that woman. she hasn't had power since nine days ago, when the storm hit. in the middle of the interview, they were talking about that, no heat. s and the lights come on. imagine the relief you would feel.
. and as america celebrates thanksgiving volunteers reach out to help superstorm sandy's victims. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence. >> the cease fire survives its first night in gaza. >> very different from the celebrations from what we've seen before. >> the agreement promises to halt years of palestinian rocket attacks and eases israeli border border. >> if you don't treat the underlying wound underneath, the infection doesn't go away. >>> political misconduct congressman jesse jackson jr. is officially calling it quits. >>> when discussing the attacks in benghazi, i relied solely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. >>> already long lines of die-hard shoppers hoping to score deals. >> they're calling this gray thursday. major retailers are trying to get the jump on one another by opening thanksgiving night. >> we're pretty much here for the tvs. >> we all know the true meaning of thanksgiving is great pri
weeks since super storm sandy struck and strangers come together to share a thanksgiving meal with those still reeling from the storm. >> bay area family has much to be thankful for as critically injured son shows remarkable progress this thanksgiving. >> and pot tensional breakthrough in the bed bug battle. non-toxic way scientist kill the pest. >> i'm in the forecast center. after mild almost warm thanksgiving day the question is how long will it last? i'll have the nancy my accu-weather forecast coming up. >> and species thought to be ex tivrpingt may have another hope sdwz is. >> heavy fog in texas is b for a horrific 140 vehicle pile that up killed 2 people. happened about 9 this morning just east of the gulf coast city of beaumont dense fog limited visibility led to 64 s of cars and trucks slamming into 1 another as you see here. 2 people in an suv rear ended by a tractor-trailer died. at least 80 others were taken to the hospital. >> statue of liberty will remain closed throughout the end of this year because of damage caused by super storm sandy. thousands of americans are sti
have no electricity this morning. super storm sandy was responsible for many deaths and area. >> saw what airlines parted with see well to help los 60 animals orphaned after super storm sandy to california. often pets have filled shelters and are being moved to make room. for thousands of that was displaced after super storm standinsandy. 60 cas and dogs on the east coast were flown across this country on a special charter flight. see world rescue experts tap from the animals on the trip. >> traffic is light. san jose 53 degrees. 65 this afternoon. if you're taking the week off for thanksgiving relax. if you the week off for thanksgiving relax. if you are headed to [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better. [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better. we are back. 4:44. >> ski resorts are openi
at the flagship store. they are setting up 5000 seats at the route for families affected by sandy. and make sure the people have a little bit of entertainment today. considering the hardships they have been facing. we'll be watching those shots. let's bring it here to the bay area. we want to update you on a situation of ocean beach a segment is closed as crews try to clean up a sewage discharge. they say that it came from a manhole near great highway and balboa. they spotted it yesterday. and the department of public works say the beach has no swimming advisory as officials say 90% of the discharge was rain water. they don't have any reports of foul odors but that discharge is on the sand of that beach and on a promenade. no word when they will get that done. >>> well, reporting this morning in the news room. >> we're following a story about another death from eating toxic mushrooms. this at this senior care facility. this is here at the golden age villa. officials saying that the third person dying on saturday. the home called monday to report on the death. and two other people have died thrao
the damage from superstorm sandy. >> i promise we are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete. and i meant it. >> hostess brands is liquidating. the twinkie maker will lay off most of its 18,000-person workforce. >> touchdown, 79 yards. >> buffalo wins to go to 4-6. >> all that -- >> i just want to say thank you. >> you're very welcome. your very welcome. >> you're very handsome. >> and so that's -- >> that's how i roll, too. >> that's how you roll. >> and all that matters. >> president obama and four top congressional leaders will meet for talks about the looming fiscal cliff. >> nobody likes it. >> nobody likes it. there's so much news now we don't have much time to talk about it. >> yeah. this sex scandal is all anyone i wonder why the country is in i wonder why the country is in financial ruin. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. so is former cia director david petraeus, meeting with members of congress this morning. >> he has agreed to answer questions about the attacks that killed the
aside for families affected by superstorm sandy. so the parade organizers doing what they can to at least give those folks a little bit of happiness here after all the struggle in the past few weeks or so. let's bring it back to the bay area. we have a part of ocean beach closed. crews are cleaning up a sewage discharge that came from a manhole cover yesterday at balboa. the department of public works says the beach has a no swimming advisory as they conduct quality tests on the water. about 90% of the discharge is rainwater. no reports of foul odor. before they reopen the area and we want to make sure they do that. >>> we are learning of a third death dying from eating toxic mushrooms at a senior care facility. the golden age facility. they reported that. the name's of the victims not released after they ate a soup with toxic mushrooms november ea . the person who made the soup picked the mushrooms from their backyard. they didn't know it was poisonous. >>> let's take a break. we have clear skies and sunshine. hopefully, it will warm us up before too much longer. it's cold o
is reported. >>> today, we are getting a new look at the flood damage from super storm sandy to a key commuter line. the port authority released this video of water gushing into a train station. you can see there, water gushing through the elevator and on the passenger areas. another part shows flooding in jersey city. service at both of those stations remain suspended nearly three weeks after that deadly storm. >>> former cia director, david petraeus, appeared on capitol hill. but his affair took a backseat. what lawmakers looked from his account of what happened. >> reporter: david petraeus ended a week of speculation. it is now a political issue over when the barack obama administration knew what prompted the attack. spontainious reaction from a muslim video or terrorist. briefing lawmakers in september. now, impressions of the meeting are next. >> so much of this confusion a rises because of the difference between what is lastified and what is unclassified. >> he told us it was a terrorist attack. that the terrorists were involved from the start. i told him my questions i have a different
the situation. >> reporter: also dampening the forecast is superstorm sandy. nearly 5 million households will have to curb spending this year. retailers are going all many. already aweing discounts. and like last year some stores will start opening on thanksgiving at midnight. with walmart, target, sears and toys r us opening even earlier in a fierce competition to get the very first shoppers. >> retailers know after many black fridays that typically the place where the person shops first is the place where they spend the most money. >> reporter: last year a quarter of all black friday shoppers were in the stores by midnight. >> get ready to see lots of people on the roads this thanksgiving. there's expected to be a slight increase in holiday travelers in the bay area and throughout the state. triple a predicts more than 5.4 million californians plan to travel 50 miles or more for the weekend. sfo and san jose airport expect to see more travelers this year. >>> stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, a whole bunch of calories. so why not go for a run before you eat it all? for the first time
hurricane sandy victims will soon be demolished. the building department has been red tagging homes that have so much damage, they must be torn down. people are saving what they can before the homes are bulldozed. since many victims are living with family and friends, authorities are struggling to find them to tell them the bad news. >>> good afternoon to you. a fairly nice day outside our doors. most of us will remain dry through your monday. give august live look across the bay, we do have a mix of clouds out there. partly sunny to mostly sunny across the region. over the north bay, partly sunny to mostly cloudy, and it is over the north bay. santa rosa north where we could see perhaps a sprinkle. of rest of us will remain dry. our temperatures anywhere from 3 to 6 degrees warmer than that we were. stormtracker2 here showing you plenty of gray out there in most cases but not too bad. some of these clouds are high clouds so we're getting some of that soft sunlight overhead. stormtracker2 here now the proximity to this storm here that will bring light scattered showers over northern
of families who have been hurt by sandy back there, they have front row seats for the parade, but just want to take you there live, and we'll check back later on. >>> it is 7:16. u.s. soldiers in afghanistan celebrated the thanksgiving holiday with a traditional turkey meal, and a game of rugby. about 60,000 u.s. troops are in afghanistan. spending thanksgiving away from their families, for many, this will be the last thanksgiving they're deployed in that country. >> this is the first thanksgiving game we've done, so we're excited about t we have a lot of participation from folks that normally don't play. so -- >> notice he's wearing a jets jersey they were doe natured by the jets -- donated by the jets. almost all troops are scheduled to withdraw by the end of 2014 when afghan forces will take over security. >>> woman from sacramento county is giving back in a big way. helping americans soldiers over seas. >> lot of toothbrushes, toothpaste. >> (has a son, serving now in afghanistan. he told her that the troops need things like baby wipes, and socks. she decided to collect the items for ch
of manhattan at the annual macy's parade. >>> victims of super storm sandy were among those with front row seats at the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade. [ music ] >> the event attracted more than 3 million people to check out colorful float, giant balloons, marching bands and other performers, some camped out to get a good spot but macy's gave 5000 prime spots to the victims of the storm and after the stormy weather relm it is as you can see sunny, over 50 degrees there in new york city. in addition to people along the parade route 50 million people watched the festivities on tv. >>> a thanksgiving tradition that has nothing to do with turkey begins today. the san francisco auto shop is at mosconi stir that features 800 cars and you will have a chance to drive 40 of those cars, it is the first time that opportunity has been offered. the show runs through monday. >>> we have posted more details about the show on our website. go to ktvu.com and look under hot topics for the web links section. >>> muni riders will soon be able to find out about delays on their route by checking their s
is scheduled to meet tonight with athletic director sandy barbour and the san jose won its ninth game of the year, beating b y u 20-14. >> this tragic break-in at a zoo also, a vigil brings together a texas community after a deadly train crashed this week. gabe slate tech report tech report www.kron4.com for a chance to get one of these recipe readers. ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. nature at its most delicious. the month in taxes, driver error could be to blame for a deadly collision in the month of-texas--between a train and a veteran parade. residents and the midland area and held a candlelight vigil saturday to remember the victims and their families. a few hundred people showed up for the vigil. there were four veterans from the afghanistan and iraq that were killed thursday when a freight train slammed into the parade floats during the para
including residents in the northeast suffering from superstorm sandy. >>> bay area wal-mart workers plan to walk off the job starting 10:00 tonight in support of a nationwide strike. upset wal-mart is opening 8:00 tonight for black friday they accuse the company of retailing for speaking out against the early opening. organizers want to alert shoppers about what they call unfair work conditions. the job action should have little impact on shoppers. >> dozens are waiting in line to snag some of the black friday deals this is video we just shot outside the best buy at san jose's santana row shopping center. they are ready, some have been there for days. certainly not letting this morning's cold stop them. they could comfortable. coming up, michael finney will have some of the best deals to look for. >>> new and bizarre, berkeley police need your help catching a serial cigarette thief. new photos hoping someone will recognize him and let police know who he is. investigators say the suspect s the store, smashing -- a window and takes off with cigarettes. >>> starting today, travelers flying
of tragedy. how tow truck drivers preying on victims of sandy. >> we are wake up with scattered showers but we do have a break on the wait a way. what to expect coming up. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. . >>> officials in new york say tow truck drivers preying on victims of sandy. undercover officers are looking for two tow truck driver who have been stealing cars damaged in the storm. they say that they can get as much as $500 per car at a junkyard. >> i know of one good arrest that patrol made where a man was arrested for trying to steal a porsche out of one of
. >> vice president joe biden got a firsthand look at the devastation from superstorm sandy. >> we're not going anywhere. and you've got a home boy. >> on th"cbs this morning." >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> it's basically fused to my skin at this point. >> i have seen you wearing suits. >> i wear them over the fleece. suits. >> i wear them over the fleece. i'm going to die in this fleece. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." as you're waking up on the west coast, there are reports of a possible cease-fire between israel and hamas. although there are no indications it has taken effect or even been agreed upon. >> there were new attacks overnight. throughout the evening we've been covering both sides of the border. allen pizzey in ashkelon in israel. >> reporter: the rocket that managed to evade the iron dome interception center came through this bit of cement. it penetrated and landed there. this is the entrance to a school. but no one was hurt because fortunately the kids weren't here. all children within a 25-mile radius of the gaza border h
,000 but the -- 41,000. but the number remains higher than expected because of hurricane sandy. 410,000 americans filed for initial jobless benefits last week. economists had expected the number to be higher. >>> and hewlett-packard's stock is up about .5 right now. this is after a 12% drop yesterday morning. investors started the selloff after hp's announcement after massive accounting errors on the autonomy company. the securities and exchange information are now looking into the issue. >>> in about 15 minutes, hostess brand heads to bankruptcy court. the company wants court approval to sell off its assets and liquidate. the latest round of talks did not reach a compromise acceptable for both sides. now hostess hopes to sell off the names and recipes for some of the its treats like dingdongs and twinkties. >>> potentially dangerous toys are still being told this holiday season. the california public interest group released its 27th annual trouble in toyland list. it names toys that they consider toxic and dangerous to kids and out of the 200 toys it surveyed, they found more than a dozen toys t
to struggle from the devastation of superstorm sandy. so today, over 1300 volunteers from new jersey traveled to staten island to serve warm meals and distribute supplies to victims of the storm. >> we want to give them hope back and let them know we're here to support them in any way. >> reporter: a taste of tradition thousands of miles from home. these troops from the first infantry division in afghanistan's bagram airfield took a short break to chow down on their thanksgiving meal while other families like the mccormick's were lucky enough to greet their hero in person after a six month deployment. >> got skype and stuff like that, but to see it in person is just amazing. >> reporter: in washington, stacy kohan, kron 4 news. >>> jim harbaugh can be thankful he has two capable starting quarterbacks. there's news involving alex smith's concussion status and who will start this sunday against the giants. will it be smith or colin capernick? that will be after the break. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak u
sandy after taking a strong stance on the looming fiscal cliff telling lawmakers that the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all americans. republican leaders say raising income tax rates on wealthier americans could hurt job creation. >>> after a rough closing on wednesday over those fiscal cliff fears, wall street is once again on edge this morning as new figures show the 17-nation euro zone has officially fallen back into a recession. and workers protest there are sweeping across the continent. kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange with more. kayla, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. the congressional budget office has warned that failing to fix the $600 billion in tax and spending cuts would drive the u.s. into recession, which has been relatively strong compared to europe with rising unemployment and unrest, as well as china where big questions loom over the direction of the world's second largest economy under new leadership. president obama yesterday called for tax cuts to the middle class immediately. that followed business leaders and a big meeting there, one
. rental cars almost impossible to find because thousands of them were flooded by hurricane sandy. if you're trying to get a rental car, probably didn't have much luck. as far as air travel, good news, it's down from last year, so the airports will be a little emptier. when you're shopping for airfare, that's down as well. about 11%. the average price for a ticket within the u.s. today is $188. finally, buses, cruise ships and trains, 1.3 million americans traveling that way today. so here we are on i-95. we're hoping to get back to you matt. i hear you're cooking dinner. >> you might want to head in the other direction. thank you very much. good to see you. >> you're cooking but he's not invited? >> don't want my cooking, that's all. >> let's get a check of the top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. >> good morning savannah and matt and everyone. a last-ditch effort to save hostess brands has failed. the second largest union broke down late tuesday. the cake maker heads to bankruptcy court today to let a judge decide what the company can liquidate. there may be hopes for twink
will travel to seaside heights and hoboken and to thank first responders. sandy destroyed much of the area and flag the record- breaking storm surge. >>> police are looking for two men who broke into a zoo and killed a monkey. a security guard spotted two men outside the fence near the prime mate exhibit. zoo security found an injured monkey and the monkey died from his injuries. >> there is no reason for this to happen. the zoo staff was very upset. lots of tears and confusion and anger. >> police did find a baseball cap near the monkey and they hope it will lead them to the person who killed the animal. >>> we are learning just how violently a postal worker was attacked. police released a sketch of that attack which happened back in may. the u.s.a. inspection service and now they say the attack was so violent the postal worker needed surgery. >> a couple of days later, he was hospitalized and had to undergo surgery so it was quite terriblable. >> they are looking to raise an award leading to an arrest and conviction. >>> mckayla garret was last seen on mission boulevard. each year her mo
coverage of the cleanup from superstorm sandy, and vice president joe biden today visited new jersey to view the damage there. after a helicopter tour of the coastal area hit by the storm, the vice president met with emergency workers who lost their own homes and he thanked them and promised to help bring back the area's beaches and famed atlantic city boardwalk. the late october storm killed 24 people and knocked out power for millions. some 600 people are still without electricity tonight. >>> also today, new york senator charles schumer called for an overhaul of the cell phone industry, after the massive failure in service during the storm. >> the goal is simple, that no matter what the disaster, there's uninterrupted cell phone service for our first responders and for our citizens who lost power and need food, need to report fires, need to communicate in every way. >> a quarter of cell phone users in the area lost service when sandy hit. senator schumer wants the fcc to require cell phone operators to have backup power and find other ways to keep service going during disasters. >
for those hit hard by superstorm sandy. you can watch the parade right here on cbs 5. that's all starting at 1:00 this afternoon. i love watching this parade. >> i do, too. it is fun. it starts later. being on the east coast all those years, you are used to getting up at 9:00 and boom there it is. you have to wait a little longer here. looks like a nice day. >> you can see the crowds are already lining up on the streets there. >>> black friday is starting a whole day earlier this year. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington live outside a kmart store in san mateo this morning. kmart opens in an hour. >> reporter: there is a line already wrapped around the building. some people got here at 10 p.m. last night. the kmart opens at 6 a.m. and is among a handful of stores opening on thursday for black friday sales. a lot of people are bundled up because it's chilly. you have your blanket. what are you out here for? >> for the door busters, the televisions that are $97 and 1.99. i think that's the majority of people out here for the tvs. >> reporter: what do you think about behalf hang on thanksgivin
freezing as high as 7500 feet. as sandy can tell us it will change when the temperatures are expected to drop in the sierra. >>> wree learning more about the -- we are learning more about the man arrested. the security administration believed the man tried to pass bomb materials through security. abc7 news reporter h ama date is live with what we learned about the suspect. >> reporter: jeffrey mcgann is being held in the santa resaw jail. it is to make a destructive device. he says what he was carrying through the airport was something very different. abc7 news has learned 49-year-old jeffrey mcgann told investigators he was an artist and carrying art work through oakland international airport last night. not components that could be used to make a bomb as police believe. we did some digging into his background and found a website and he appears to be in creative media. his linked in profile says he an executive creative director and producer for generator content in the greater los angeles area. click on the company's link and you are out of luck. mcgann was arrested while going thro
becoming a superstar. in the hours before, during and after super storm sandy, n.y. mayor michael blumberg's press briefings were critical. yet often it was someone else that caught everyone's eye. lydia callis. the mayor's mesmerizing sign language interpreter. >> the city's newest car, lydia callis, whose expressive sign language interpreting turned disaster press briefings into an lalvin ailey sign language recital. >> her sons are set to music. >> i saw the sign " to. >> there is a gahgnam style spook and saturday night live. >> with a special thanks to my sign language interpreter, lydia callis who brought some possess who would otherwise have been a dour occasion. >> good afternoon, at the onset let me again think our synar, let synar offcallis for being with us today. i did want you to bring. did you see >> she arrived for our interview with her own interpreter. >> were you surprised by the reaction? >> i was very surprised, naturally. was a bit overwhelmed. at the same time i felt like " while this is great ". but if this is what's going to shine light and bring it to the deaf comm
and atlantic city, how are they going to sort of recover post- hurricane sandy? that's really about tourism dollars there. so that makes a huge difference all across the economy, is sort of fueling those tourism dollars. the other piece of it is, we are just better workers and we get better work done when we are well-rested and take vacations. study after study shows while we may worry that taking vacation time makes us look bad at work, we are actually more creative and more productive when we take vacation. and it's better for our employers, too. so, people who take their vacation time are more likely to stay at their jobs because they are just happier there. > > what are some other reasons why we skip vacations? i have a feeling some of that has to do with we don't want to let our co-workers down. if you are gone, that means somebody has to cover for you. > > there is a lot of guilt associated with vacation, that is for sure. and that's one of the reasons why americans, even when we sort of look like we're taking vacation or we say we're taking vacation, we don't unplug. every year we st
affected by hurricane sandy. each person in the parade will be wearing a pin from the american red cross. and a special float will be dedicated to the first responders and volunteers. >>> let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri, who used to work at 30 rock at the network level. how is that parade, jeff? >> it's incredible. if you live in new york city, you have to go see it in person at least once. all right. let's get a look at the doppler radar here. over the past 24 hours, we have had a lot of rainfall. also plenty of snow up across the sierra. but it is now cleared out there. are no raindrops on the roadways. if you're doing any traveling tonight, it's a lot safer for you. but let's get a look at these impressive rainfall totals. the north bay got in over an inch. walnut creek 1.12. santa rosa over an inch as well, san francisco at 1 inch even. you head down to san jose. unfortunately only 0.15 as it finally got to the south bay, a lot of that moisture got wrung out. so not quite as much as a soaker. but you can use every job you get there down into san jose. we're dry ac
visitors the national park service says there is enough damage from super storm sandy to keep it closed. the remaining problems include a danger of falling because of a broken barrier in the lives of bricks. also a lot of damage to the security at ellis island, flooding, boggled floors, and shattered windows it is not clear if the monument will open. >> coming up, i guess you the monument will open. >> coming up, i guess you are g[ male announcer ] this december, remember -- ♪ you can stay in and like something... ♪ [ car alarm deactivates ] ♪ ...or you can get out there with your family and actually like something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's the fastest i
midland beach and residents here, like in other parts of the region, now know surviving sandy means surviving the two weeks after it. make no mistake. help is here and things are getting better, but because of scenes like this some are calling this the new normal and those who are actually living it say it's miserable and there's nothing normal about it. >> reporter: a utility crew on long island is just getting to the downed tree and the web of wires it took down. residents forced to put up their own sign to warn people of the danger. their patience, like their power, is gone. >> the fact that it's two weeks later, and we still have live wires on our street is completely unacceptable. >> reporter: unacceptable and reaching a breaking point for mothers like barbara trying to get their families back on track. her son jack just celebrated his 6th birthday in a cold, dark house. not even jack's smile could stop mom's tears. >> very hard. >> reporter: part of the frustration is that the vast majority of the 8 million plus who lost power have it back. so far the tens of thousands still i
sandy victims will soon be demolished. the building's department has been red tagging homes that have so much damage they must be torn down. people are saving what they can before the homes are bulldozed. since many victims are now living with family and friends authorities are struggling to find them and tell them the bad news. >>> vice president joe biden visited parts of new jersey over the weekend that were devastated by sandy. he said he will make sure the jersey -- the jersey shore is fully restored. he said, you got a home boy in the deal. who gets it. >> as the president said up here with the governor, we're not going anywhere and you got a home boy in the deal who -- who gets it. >>> the vice president is from scranton, pennsylvania and summered at the jersey shore when he was a child. >>> 8:12. there is a story about new questions about the america's cup boats whether they are too big and too fast. why racing officials are rethinking new designs after a crash on the bay. >>> and the big award for some of the bay area's brightest young minds. how far will people go to relieve th
sandy barber --he won a school record 82 games and a shared conference title but ended his tenure with a mediocre run. the bears lost their final five games this season. for their worst mark. he is still owed $6.9 million of the final three years of his contract. >> i went into the meeting with the decision. certainly you to evaluate over the course of the season was a difficult one for us. i believe it was the right thing to do to wait for the conclusion of the students. what continue to analyze that steps season--as i said before i had the obligation to do what is right for cal. >> i want to thank the gthe university of california for this opportunity. >> just-in-time of the holiday david lee is giving back to the community serving food to 2000 homeless and low-income families he was just happy to be a part event.of its. >> it is something good to pass along. one of the great joys is playing in the nba when we live in a community i'm from san louis a long way from here. but i want to make a positive contribution to the bay area. something i am happy to do any work out great. >>
of the most enduring images from hurricane sandy. remember how the storm destroyed parts of the boardwalk along the jersey shore and left this rollercoaster submerged? now, some local officials are considering leaving it where it is, saying it would be a popular tourist destination. but critics say it would be a painful reminder of the storm. >>> fans of the new york jets were treated to a game that is being described in the papers like heinous, a blooper real, and cover your eyes bad. quarterback mark sanchez, running into his teammate's backside. fumbling, he handed the patriots another touchdown. at one point, the new england patriots scored 3 touchdowns in 52 seconds. >> what? >> yeah. the final score there, 49-19. "the new york post" this morning memorializing the game with a headline, "butt ugly." yeah. i have to say, as a guy from boston, seemed like a pretty good game to me. >> i'll say this, the first two games yesterday were terrific. that game just sent us to bed early. thank you for that. >> thanks. >>> now, to a deadly boat accident that happened just off the coast of florida
forget this shot in the aftermath of super storm sandy. the storm damaged thousands of cars including those owned by rental companies. now there is a big shortage so if you are traveling back east this thanksgiving you could be out of luck. anyone that does have a rental car available is charging big bucks for it. >> east bay model railroad society that has been around for more than 60 years is putting on a show this week like few others. 10 trains running on more than a mile of track. as wayne found out it take as lot of patience and passion to keep this are railroad running. >>reporter: find it in a quiet neighborhood in suburban walnut creek. building with yet another neighborhood just in. piece of small town america except for the godzilla factor factory. >> we have to get them to their destination. >>reporter: indeed they do. all aboard the diablo valley line. elaborate a model railroad as you find in all creation. >> we try to make it as realistic as we possibly can. >>reporter: world in a microcosm to guys like ted and jim among others manipulate with benevolent effici
, 5,000 victims of superstorm sandy have been invited as guests. the weather in manhattan is expected to cooperate. with temperatures in the 50s, and clear skies. >>> mark is here now with sports. this whole thing with the 49ers quarterback is starting to get interesting. >> i think it is on now. call it a full blown quarterback controversy. however you want to carve it, dress it up. the 49ers announcing colin kaepernick is the starting quarterback this sunday. here's the key, according to a sports illustrated report, the decision is not based on the health of alex smith. as of now, he has not been cleared by doctors to play after he suffered that concussion. however, smith does have his wits about him clearly as he was asked earlier today about his relationship with kaepernick. >> if you can't be happy for your teammate's success, you're playing the wrong sport. go play tennis, or golf or something. that's ridiculous. it doesn't belong in team sports in my opinion. it's a quarterback position, it gets a will the of attention, we're going to get talked about, you know, but it's import
. donations for victims of support storm sandy are still pouring into the lot across. the agency has raised $145 million in donations. a big night for justin bieber. the 18 year- old center dominated the american music awards will every kept coming up. (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 88 in stores now. >> top stories we're following on this monday november 19th the vallejo team accused of kidnapping and assault will be in court today the tell straight ahead. you see the picture of mchale a garrett it was 24 years ago today that she went missing in hayward. black friday shopping is getting off to a very early start this year. your looking at live pictures of people lined up will tell you where and what is motivating them coming up in it. >> first let us get a quick check of weather and traffic tie erica. >> good morning darya. it is shaping up to be a really nice day around the bay area. everyone is in the '60s. the clouds will wrote later tonight it will be a cool one especially for everyone heading to candlestick park for monday night
storm sandy has guaranteed that that record will not be topped. the world's biggest financial companies reopened quickly but that is not the case for many smaller shops and businesses in the area. also a tourist attractions like the nearby state of larry. -- statue of liberty >> we had almost a million last year and i'm hoping that they will come to see what we have this year. >> down the jersey shore they are worried about the summer. >> the boardwalk we walked on together this summer breeding residence and talk to business owners is gone. >> tourism is a $38 million industry in new jersey. the new jersey tourism board says it is too early to estimate the upcoming season. atlantic city casinos like bally's and about and already taken a hit. casino revenues were down 20% in october. >> my sense is that in the short term if you look at revenue numbers that may come in for october/november you may see something in our production. on the flip side come december through next june and beyond you may see it be much brisker than we thought it would be because of the circumstances that have bee
mom and pop store a boost of business. here in this area, badly needed in the wake of hurricane sandy. joining us more to talk more about that is new york city mayor michael bloomberg. welcome. >> thank you. welcome to small business saturday. >> good to be here. we all know what the city has been through over the past few weeks. you have an announcement regarding some of those businesses that even still can't open. >> number one, small business saturday is the creation of american express. they've done a wonderful thing helping small businesses grow in this city. small businesses account for 98% of all businesses. they employ 50% of the people in this city. 2/3 of them have five employees or less. they really are the job creators for new york city. new york city has gotten back 200% of the jobs lost during the recession. the country has only gotten back 40% and it's really all been in small businesses. small businesses are the ones in your neighborhood that let you really find good values, get somebody that knows what you need, understands your culture, and it's very important, a lot
caused by hurricane sandy drivers can buy gas every other day based on odd or even license plate numbers. mayor michael bloomberg said only 1/4 of the city's gas stations were open because of power outages or delayed fuel shipments. >>> now for a look at what's trending today, our quick round up of what has you talking online. "dancing with the stars" cohost brooke burke revealed in an online video thursday that she is going to have surgery for thyroid cancer. >> doctors say that this is like a good cancer to have that. that sounds so crazy but my doctor did tell me this is a happily ever after ending kind of thing. >> the 41-year-old mother of four said the surgery will leave her with a scar on her neck but she plans to make a positive out of the negative and be a really good patient. >>> thousands of twi-hard "twilight" fans already camping out in los angeles for monday's premiere of the sequel "breaking dawn part two." red carpet guests include "twilight" megastar taylor lautner who will be here live in our studio this morning. the movie opens nationwide next friday. >>> and everyone
, kron 4. >> as soon as they heard that hostess was going out of business this sandy had restoresan leandro store was mod with consumers. i talked to people that wanted to come and get their favorite desserts before they're all sold out. >> i love them. if the cupcakes, with the cream in the center. it is a loss. >> this store was sold out and they do not know if or when there will be able to get these. justine, kron 4 ski season is under way in the lake tahoe. squaw valley and also kirkwood. behind me you could see that is all white about here. temperatures are mild but the snowfall is on the ground. reporting and lake tahoe, kron 4 news. >> in daly city the rainfall has returned and right now this is the hillside above the mudslide that happened earlier. in daly city there was concerns that there rainfall could make it worse but the city has put in reinforcement and created a drainage to make this easier for flow. in daly city, kron 4 news. >> and tech news, the new wii u a ride in the sundays. there are no lines here yet that we have discovered this next will be $300. most games
me? it was the boosters. if somebody is donating $3 million here is a sandy parker. >> i informed him of the decision and we went in at that meeting. and certainly, you evaluate over the course of this season and it was difficult what i believe is that it was the right thing to do, the objective thing to do is wait for the conclusion. and we will continue to analyze and give jeff the chance to have some conversations. i certainly wanted the job for jeff. but as i said before, i have that obligation to do what is right for cal. >> he is a first-class, but this statement is probably a 6.9 it many dollars statement. that was his by out. and he says they wanted to think they university california for being a great part of this university and community. we all feel a great sense of pride we have the most winning as tenure in cal history and we wish the must success, " paris. and with a $6.9 million. it-broker said-- >> and you better say something nice. when kron gives me a $50. jolapply fed for athletic director has to gyour is.. that it is the boosters? >> and that new stadium is not the
in from washington. jobless claims fell dramatically last week although superstorm sandy was still a big factor. >> futures trading suggests wall street will move lower when trading starts in just about 45 minutes. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us now with more. good morning, ashley. >> reporter: good morning. on wall street falling oil prices and an announcement that hewlett-packard is taking a nearly $9 billion write-down weighed on energy and tech stocks. dow down 7 yesterday, nasdaq mostly unchange. >> more uncertainty over the unstable greek economy this morning. european union officials failed to reach a deal on giving greece more aid. financial leaders had differences over how long greece should be given to reduce its debt. they need to agree before greece can receive its next bailout loan. >>> it looks like hostess' twinkie is cooked. the snack maker failed to reach an agreement with the bakers union in a private mediation session yesterday. on monday a bankruptcy judge asked the two sides to meet before hostess continued its liquidation process. it was a last-ditch
than usual because of super storm sandy. in october, the national on employment rate was 7.9%. 12 million people were officially unemployed. not all of them however are receiving benefits. winners and losers on wall street. >> starbucks. is there a new coffee machines. >> this is great this is an investment that i'd like starbucks for the long term patient investor they have vaporous stuffethey have a-pr barista...item and so far keurig it will go from a billion dollar product will be a hot product. >> and they will make a lot of money on those coffeepots. >> call cups of coffee, $12. >> let us talk about the airlines. the winners or losers? >> that cut their capacity. i would say that they are a bit of a winner. air fare is slightly higher this year there up by 9 percent but they are down by $5 per share we are spending less on travel. which is nice to see americans are not pillaging their pocketbooks. and 90% of bus will drive. in a traveling this year is $544 last year, $494 this year. ? >> it is what most of the what people are buying. >> yes, most of are the notebooks, tablet
a firsthand look at the damage from superstorm sandy. the president rode a helicopter over an area of queens, new york. he also walked through a neighborhood on staten island. that area suffered almost half of new york's casualties. mr. obama promised to stick with the storm victims until the rebuilding is complete. >> during difficult times like this we're reminded that we're bound together and we have to look out for each other. >> 47,000 new yorkers have applied for housing help through fema. >>> well, everything is back to normal for united airlines tonight after a computer glitch grounded flights early this morning. passengers at sfo and across the country just had to wait while the company fixed the system failure. it took two hours to resolve. 250 flights were delayed but none canceled. this is united's third major computer outage this year. >> okay... start melting the butter! commercial crab season is on! cbs 5's ken bastida is at the docks earlier today with some of the bay area's first catch. >> reporter: it was a long night for crabbers all along the coast from bodega bay all the
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